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Behind the scenes of the TSA
The Transportation Security Administration's work is more than just security checkpoints.
NBC 13 - TV at Tuesday, January 27, 2015 6:45:45 PM


PHOTOS: 2 utility workers injured in gas explosion at Cordova home
A gas explosion at a home in Cordova Tuesday sent two utility workers to the hospital, according to Cordova Mayor Drew Gilbert.
CBS42 - TV at Tuesday, January 27, 2015 6:34:49 PM
Part of Cordova evcauated after fire reported
The Walker County EMA says there's been an evacuation in part of Cordova this afternoon in the area near School Street.
NBC 13 - TV at Tuesday, January 27, 2015 6:06:05 PM
2 utility workers injured in gas explosion at home in Cordova
The explosion happened at a home on McCrory Street. Three Cordova utility workers were working at the location when the explosion happened. …...
CBS42 - TV at Tuesday, January 27, 2015 6:00:51 PM
The exhibit features 13 life-size animatronic dinosaur figures and will be open through August.
The exhibit features 13 life-size animatronic dinosaur figures and will be open through August. ...
Birmingham News/AL.com at Tuesday, January 27, 2015 5:46:22 PM
Travelers along the roughly 9-mile stretch of Highway 26 between Columbiana and Alabaster may have n
Travelers along the roughly 9-mile stretch of Highway 26 between Columbiana and Alabaster may have noticed an occasional vibrating noise as they traverse the new blacktop surface. Rumble strips installed along the center line as part of the resurfacing project...
Birmingham News/AL.com at Tuesday, January 27, 2015 5:27:07 PM
City Water and Gas employees responded to the house on McCrory Street to work on a gas leak around 4
City Water and Gas employees responded to the house on McCrory Street to work on a gas leak around 4:30 p.m.
Birmingham News/AL.com at Tuesday, January 27, 2015 5:16:48 PM
The abandoned house was heavily damaged
The abandoned house was heavily damaged...
Birmingham News/AL.com at Tuesday, January 27, 2015 5:00:56 PM
Former Alabama QB Blake Sims to hold football camp at Pell City High School
It’s open to all football positions ages 6 through 16 and will focus on role modeling and leadership, in addition to football.
CBS42 - TV at Tuesday, January 27, 2015 5:00:28 PM
A UAB researcher said the measles outbreak linked to Disneyland was inevitable due to declining vacc
A UAB researcher said the measles outbreak linked to Disneyland was inevitable due to declining vaccination rates. The outbreak could worsen before it is contained, he said.
Birmingham News/AL.com at Tuesday, January 27, 2015 4:50:42 PM
Photographer and wife conspire to surprise husband with baby news during photo shoot
During a husband-wife photo shoot, Kendra Swalls captured the moment when the husband read the surprise written on his wife's sign: "We've h…...
CBS42 - TV at Tuesday, January 27, 2015 4:42:06 PM
The drama unfolded in Lipscomb early Monday after an officer was involved in a wreck.
The drama unfolded in Lipscomb early Monday after an officer was involved in a wreck. ...
Birmingham News/AL.com at Tuesday, January 27, 2015 4:04:51 PM
The 18-year-old gorilla has called the Birmingham Zoo home for nearly five years since arriving with
The 18-year-old gorilla has called the Birmingham Zoo home for nearly five years since arriving with his father, Koundu in 2010.
Birmingham News/AL.com at Tuesday, January 27, 2015 3:59:00 PM
Suspect charged with murder of missing Georgia couple
Telfair County Sheriff Chris Steverson said 69-year-old Elrey "Bud" Runion and his 66-year-old wife, June, were shot to death and that 28-ye…...
CBS42 - TV at Tuesday, January 27, 2015 3:56:04 PM
Alabama received a total of $16,844,653 in grants allocated to various organizations assisting the h
Alabama received a total of $16,844,653 in grants allocated to various organizations assisting the homeless across the state.
Birmingham News/AL.com at Tuesday, January 27, 2015 3:55:20 PM
Banana Republic, White House Black Market close at Riverchase Galleria
Riverchase Galleria lost two stores this week. Banana Republic and White House Black Market closed their doors in the last week, according to a report from AL.com. Sbarro, a pizza restaurant, also has shut down operations. Banana Republic and White House Black Market are both clothing stores and the three closures account for three of the five stores to close at the Hoover mall in January. Wet Seal and Body Central also closed this month, the report said. Wet Seal and Body Centr...
Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, January 27, 2015 3:54:30 PM
VIDEO: Super Bowl XLIX commercials
Watch some of the Super Bowl commercials for Super Bowl XLIX.
CBS42 - TV at Tuesday, January 27, 2015 3:49:12 PM
SourceMedical's new CEO has big plans for Birmingham health IT
SourceMedical's new CEO Jamie Coffin has big plans for Birmingham's health IT industry. Aside from being part of a biotech startup that grew to a $40 million valuation and contributing to improvements in the analysis of pediatric cancer, he developed the life science branches at IBM and Dell into multi-billion dollar enterprises within a few years. Coffin said he has similar growth plans for SourceMedical. "Source brings a lot of things to the table that I was looking for," Coffin sai...
Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, January 27, 2015 3:45:38 PM
Did the Big Storm live up to the forecast? Depends where you ask
Our meteorologists in Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts answered the questions everyone is asking.
CBS42 - TV at Tuesday, January 27, 2015 3:29:36 PM
Alabama chief justice speaks out against same-sex marriage decision
Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore recently spoke out in opposition of the decision passed down by a federal judge that repealed Alabama's ban on same-sex marriage. Moore said the allowance of same-sex marriages will ultimately lead to the recognition of marriages with multiple partners or marriages within a family, according to a report from the Associated Press. In a letter sent to Gov. Robert Bentley on Tuesday, Moore said the federal ruling is not binding on Alabama's probate judges. Mo...
Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, January 27, 2015 3:26:10 PM
Five key takeaways from First Commercial's economic forecast
Things are getting better in the local and national economy – just maybe not at the pace many would like. That was one of the overarching themes of Tuesday's 2015 Outlook Breakfast hosted by Birmingham's First Commercial Bank. After the event, I had a chance to speak with two notable figures featured at the economic forecast event. Gary Fullam, chief investment officer at Globalt Investments, along with Nelson Bean, the president and CEO of First Commercial Bank and the regional CEO of S...
Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, January 27, 2015 3:22:53 PM
City approves $10 million funding for A. G. Gaston Motel redevelopment
A $10 million funding package for the redevelopment of the A. G. Gaston Motel has been approved by the City of Birmingham. The aging historic building, which was once a meeting place for prominent figures of the Civil Rights Movement, will play a key role in Birmingham's bid for a U.N. human rights center designation. Mayor William Bell proposed the project weeks ago that will turn the motel into a "Freedom Center" and public policy institute, as well as another site for the Civil Rights...
Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, January 27, 2015 2:56:21 PM
Violence in the void
Chris Kyle, Ph.D., associate professor in the UAB Department of Anthropology, recently presented his research on crime in Mexico at a conference for diplomats, foreign policy think tanks and research colleagues in Washington, D.C. The Wilson Center Mexico Institute hosted "The State of Citizen Security in Mexico: 2014 in Review and the Year Ahead" Jan. 20, 2015.
UAB Campus News at Tuesday, January 27, 2015 2:54:21 PM
A sneak peek at Lakeview's Metropolitan apartment project
A sneak peek at Lakeview's Metropolitan apartment project ...
Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, January 27, 2015 2:51:13 PM
Plans finalized for $40 million Metropolitan apartments
Plans for the $40 million Lakeview Metropolitan apartment development announced last spring have been finalized. Houston, Texas-based Bomasada Group plans to build a four-story, 260-unit apartment community at 2900 Seventh Ave. S. Bomasada senior vice president John Gilbert will go before the Design Review Committee this week seeking final approval for the project. Originally announced last April as a 254-unit project, Bomasada Group decided in September to up the number of floors to ...
Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, January 27, 2015 2:37:27 PM
Austin said he envisions a train running from downtown to the Crossplex in Five Points West. Buildin
Austin said he envisions a train running from downtown to the Crossplex in Five Points West. Building the five-mile route would be the first of a larger plan for mass transit upgrades, he said.
Birmingham News/AL.com at Tuesday, January 27, 2015 2:27:06 PM
Former Jefferson County revenue clerk Alisha Cole, 34, is on trial for two counts of using her publi
Former Jefferson County revenue clerk Alisha Cole, 34, is on trial for two counts of using her public position for personal gain for taking two $20 tips for preferential treatment in the car tag lines. If convicted, she faces a possible sentence of 2 years to 20 years on each charge. The trial is being held before Jefferson County Circuit Judge Laura Petro.
Birmingham News/AL.com at Tuesday, January 27, 2015 2:15:00 PM
"There were an awful lot of shots fired and it sounded like a big gun,' said witness Michael Bell.
"There were an awful lot of shots fired and it sounded like a big gun,' said witness Michael Bell.
Birmingham News/AL.com at Tuesday, January 27, 2015 2:12:52 PM
DeAngelis Diamond Healthcare Group to build pair of freestanding emergency departments
DeAngelis Diamond Healthcare Group has been awarded contracts on a pair of free standing emergency rooms, totaling $11.5 million. According to a release from DDHG this week, the healthcare contractor will build Darwin Square Free Standing Emergency Department at St. Lucie Medical Center in Port St. Lucie, Fla. The $5 million project at 3209 SW Darwin Blvd. will be 11,500 square feet and will consist of nine exam rooms and one trauma room, along with an onsite lab, CT and X-ray support se...
Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, January 27, 2015 2:04:17 PM
STS school bus involved in crash
Birmingham police responded to a traffic accident Tuesday morning involving a School Transportation Services bus and two other vehicles.
NBC 13 - TV at Tuesday, January 27, 2015 1:52:21 PM
Alabama Media Group lays off 10 statewide
Alabama Media Group announced layoffs on Monday, with 10 positions cut statewide, including four in Birmingham. The company is responsible for the production of The Birmingham News, The Huntsville Times and Mobile Press-Register. The Terminal reported five positions cut in Mobile, along with four in Birmingham. In a letter to the staff provided to the BBJ, Michelle Holmes, the company's vice president for content, said the decision was made in transitioning to a sustainable future for th...
Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, January 27, 2015 1:36:58 PM
Arlo Guthrie brings 50th anniversary tour of “Alice’s Restaurant” to UAB’s Alys Stephens Center
Arlo Guthrie will celebrate “Alice’s Restaurant” 50 years later with a unique multimedia show Saturday, Feb. 21, in the ASC. In 1965, a teen named Arlo Guthrie performed “a friendly gesture” that led to his arrest for littering, but it was the song he wrote about it that has lasted the test of time. Now Guthrie will bring the “Alice’s Restaurant” 50th Anniversary Tour, his unique multimedia show, to the University of Alabama at Birmingham ’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center o...
UAB Campus News at Tuesday, January 27, 2015 1:30:06 PM
Business honors student to showcase at sustainable beekeeping initiative Clinton Global Initiative U
Senior Andrew Milstead developed his CGIU commitment from his independent study thesis. Andrew Milstead, senior finance major in the UAB Collat School of Business and Business Honors student, hopes to bring natural apiaries to the Birmingham area through a project he’s pursuing as part of a national initiative to develop America’s next-generation leaders. Milstead is one of 17 University of Alabama at Birmingham students selected to attend the Clinton Global Initiative Univer...
UAB Campus News at Tuesday, January 27, 2015 1:02:54 PM
Roy Moore criticizes gay marriage ruling
Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore says he's concerned that the recognition of same-sex marriages will lead to the recognition of marriages wit…...
CBS42 - TV at Tuesday, January 27, 2015 12:59:54 PM
State Rep. threatens to 'out' politicians
State Rep. Patricia Todd says politicians are being "hypocrites" over gay marriage.
NBC 13 - TV at Tuesday, January 27, 2015 12:54:16 PM
Taziki's opens seventh Alabama location
Birmingham-based Taziki's Mediterranean Cafe has opened its 41st location in the United States and its seventh location in Alabama. The eatery has opened its doors at 105 Brookridge Drive, a new shopping center, in Madison. "Our menu is packed full of original chef-driven recipes prepared daily from fresh ingredients," said Rodrigo Torres, general manager of Taziki's Mediterranean Café, Madison in a release. "Taziki's believes in bringing Southern hospitality to our delicious Mediterrane...
Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, January 27, 2015 12:53:20 PM
Measles outbreak was inevitable but can be halted, UAB doctor says
UAB’s David Kimberlin, M.D., who also is president of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, urges parents to speak with their child’s doctor about immunizations. An ongoing, multistate measles outbreak linked to a California amusement park has already caused 68 confirmed cases between Jan.1 and 23, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention . One University of Alabama at Birmingham pediatric infectious diseases specialist says this outbreak was inevitable, and...
UAB Campus News at Tuesday, January 27, 2015 12:48:54 PM
BPD looking for info on Hibbett's robber
The BPD is looking for help identifying a suspect who stole shoes from Hibbett's Sports on Tuesday.
NBC 13 - TV at Tuesday, January 27, 2015 12:44:48 PM
Multiple thefts have taken place over the past month, mostly from vehicles.
Multiple thefts have taken place over the past month, mostly from vehicles. ...
Birmingham News/AL.com at Tuesday, January 27, 2015 12:33:05 PM
Balfour Beatty Infrastructure inks 36K square feet in Bessemer
Atlanta-based Balfour Beatty Infrastructure Inc. has inked a large industrial lease in Bessemer. The company will occupy 36,720 square feet at Interstate Industrial Park. Ogden Deaton, with Graham & Co. brokered the lease for the company. Balfour Beatty Infrastructure is an infrastructure contractor that works on a variety of projects involving highways, bridges over land and water, tunnels, wastewater and potable water treatment plants and rail civils, according to the company's webs...
Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, January 27, 2015 12:13:27 PM
Suspect pleads guilty in August 2013 murder
William Golden pleaded guilty in the murder of 23-year-old Justin Kindred in August 2013.
NBC 13 - TV at Tuesday, January 27, 2015 12:09:12 PM
U.S. Steel announces potential layoffs
More than 1,900 U.S. Steel employees have been notified of potential changes in operations.
NBC 13 - TV at Tuesday, January 27, 2015 12:08:58 PM
Alabama residential sales up in December
Alabama's residential sales were up 14 percent in December over the previous month. According to new data released by the Alabama Center for Real Estate, Alabama realtors closed on 3,494 units in December, up over 400 from November. That also represents an 8 percent jump from December 2013 and a 20 percent jump over the five-year average from 2009-2013. The median sales price for homes in Alabama was $129,176 in December, a minimal jump from November and virtually unchanged from Decem...
Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, January 27, 2015 12:04:23 PM
Mormon church leaders are making a national appeal for a "balanced approach" in the clash between ga
Mormon church leaders are making a national appeal for a "balanced approach" in the clash between gay rights and religious freedom. The church is promising to support some housing and job protections for gays and lesbians in exchange for legal...
Birmingham News/AL.com at Tuesday, January 27, 2015 11:37:00 AM
The holdup happened Jan. 20 at 4:30 p.m.
The holdup happened Jan. 20 at 4:30 p.m.
Birmingham News/AL.com at Tuesday, January 27, 2015 11:35:08 AM
Birmingham startup eyes niche in electric off-road vehicles
If one Birmingham startup has its way, Huntsville won't be the only Alabama metro with a big future in producing off-road vehicles. And this startup's plan comes with a unique hook. TORQ VLE, led by CEO Steve Brown, builds electric buggies for hunters and outdoorsmen who require a silent ride without sacrificing the stability and safety of larger all-terrain vehicles. The idea for TORQ VLE, which stands for Very Lite Electric, started three years ago when Brown stripped down a golf ca...
Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, January 27, 2015 11:35:05 AM
Tuscaloosa County BOE reviews school bus safety
In the wake of multiple school bus accidents in the past week, Northport Fire and Rescue and the Tuscaloosa County Board of Education have teamed up to review school bus safety.
NBC 13 - TV at Tuesday, January 27, 2015 11:21:30 AM
The Birmingham City Council has approved spending $10 million to renovate the former A.G. Gaston Mot
The Birmingham City Council has approved spending $10 million to renovate the former A.G. Gaston Motel and build a "Freedom Center" at the site. Mayor William Bell says the plan is to renovate the historic site and create a new international...
Birmingham News/AL.com at Tuesday, January 27, 2015 11:19:00 AM
Kelly Nash was last seen Jan. 5 at the home he shares with his girlfriend of three years.
Kelly Nash was last seen Jan. 5 at the home he shares with his girlfriend of three years.
Birmingham News/AL.com at Tuesday, January 27, 2015 11:12:43 AM
Mercedes-Benz moving R-Class production to Indiana, will boost local production
Mercedes-Benz U.S. International is shifting production of the R-Class from Alabama to South Bend, Ind. The automaker, which has been rapidly expanding in central Alabama, plans to use the increased capacity to boost SUV production at its Tuscaloosa County plant. The company projects capacity will reach more than 300,000 vehicles in 2015 at the plant in Vance. "With the introduction of the new GLE Coupe´ and the ongoing strong demand for SUVs, Plant Tuscaloosa needs all available prod...
Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, January 27, 2015 11:06:01 AM
Birmingham council approves funds to improve Legion Field
The Birmingham City Council approved spending $729,000 to make improvements at Legion Field. ...
Fox News 6 at Tuesday, January 27, 2015 12:00:00 AM
Tuscaloosa authorities arrest suspect in string of daytime burglaries
Tuscaloosa deputies have arrested and charged a suspect in a string of daytime robberies in the Ralph and Fosters communities.
Fox News 6 at Tuesday, January 27, 2015 12:00:00 AM
Sentencing delayed in Amber Alert sex case
Sentencing has been delayed again for a man convicted of taking a girl from southeast Alabama to Tennessee and Ohio for sex.
ABC 33/40 - TV at Tuesday, January 27, 2015 12:00:00 AM
Alabama chief justice criticizes gay marriage ruling
Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore says he's concerned that the recognition of same-sex marriages will lead to the recognition of marriages with multiple partners or marriages within a family.
ABC 33/40 - TV at Tuesday, January 27, 2015 12:00:00 AM
Lawmaker threatens to out 'hypocrites' on gay marriage
Alabama's only openly gay lawmaker is threatening to expose state politicians who have extramarital affairs, but claim that gay marriage is immoral or bad for children.
ABC 33/40 - TV at Tuesday, January 27, 2015 12:00:00 AM
Judge issues second ruling against Alabama gay marriage ban
A federal judge has issued a second ruling blocking Alabama's gay marriage ban.
ABC 33/40 - TV at Tuesday, January 27, 2015 12:00:00 AM
Winter storms in the northeast impact travel plans in Birmingham
While there is a winter mess in the northeast, we've got pretty calm weather in Alabama. But that storm could have some impact here.
Fox News 6 at Tuesday, January 27, 2015 12:00:00 AM
Supporters of Same-sex marriage hold rally in Birmingham
Same-sex marriage supporters gathered Monday night for an equality rally in downtown Birmingham.
Fox News 6 at Tuesday, January 27, 2015 12:00:00 AM
EXCLUSIVE: Victim who escaped restraints talks about being held at knife point
A Cottondale family is sharing their frightening experience of being tied up by a man who investigators say broke into their home and held them at knife point.
Fox News 6 at Tuesday, January 27, 2015 12:00:00 AM
Top athletes awarded at Sideline Allstars Banquet
They're some of the top high school football players in the country and they're all in one place for the Fox6 Sideline Allstars Banquet.
Fox News 6 at Tuesday, January 27, 2015 12:00:00 AM
Trinity to help patients up to 60% in medical imaging
Transparent Pricing, Quality Ratings and Online Bookings Allow Patients to Save up to 60 Percent on Services...
Member Suggestion at Monday, January 05, 2015 12:17:29 PM
Last Days of Legion Field?
Legion Field: Time is not on the side of Birmingham's former Football Capital of the South...
Member Suggestion at Sunday, January 04, 2015 3:02:29 PM
Honor for Birmingham Neurosurgeon
Zenko Hrynkiw, MD, is a 2014 Healthcare Community All Star, an annual award given by Safety National, a provider of excess workers' compensation coverage to self-insured employers and self-insured groups nationwide.
Member Suggestion at Wednesday, December 31, 2014 10:32:45 PM

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